§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the purpose of his visit to Indonesia in December; and what benefits have accrued to the United Kingdom from his visit.
§ Mr. Nelson
The purpose of the visit was to enable the Chancellor to see at first hand the rapid developments in the Indonesian economy, and to raise the profile of United Kingdom banks and investment houses in top level Indonesian government and business circles. The benefits of the visit will arise over the longer term through the encouragement to Indonesia to look to United Kingdom financial expertise to assist its development programme.